Re: [R] Weird read.xls behavior

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 11:17:17 -0400

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM, David Winsemius <> wrote:
> On May 10, 2011, at 10:54 AM, Jun Shen wrote:
>> Hi, Kenneth,
>> I would like a bit more advice on how to use gsub to remove the spaces at
>> the beginning or the end for a data frame and still keep the data frame in
>> the same format. The way I see is something like
>> gsub(' *$', '' , unlist(dataframe)). But the result is not a data frame
>> anymore. Thanks.
> 1) Please do not attach unrelated questions to existing threads.
> 2) Please do include reproducible code that creates an example to work with.
> 3) Please do read the help page for gsub with careful attention to the

To be fair this was related and he did send me something reproducible privately although you would not know that.

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